Modernization Affected Societies

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How Modernization Affected Societies Societies, when they began their road toward development, they went through many progresses in many aspects of life in order to change the older constitutions and traditions into a new one. Globalization led to modernization, and throughout the progress of transitioning to the modern fashion of nowadays, it created a world with a diverse culture, religion, race, ethics, nationality, and tradition. This processes can be noticed in the Middle Eastern societies, Europe especially, East Asia, and Asia overall. When Columbus in 1453-1492 started his voyages, interaction happened because of the phenomenon of trading. There are huge differences between now and the previous centuries, and still, the world never…show more content…
The Great Britain stopped trading slaves and abolished slavery in 1807. The abolition of slavery changed and improved the economic status for the former slaves. Inspired by Britain, most of the Latin America abolished slavery as well. For example, Fredrick Douglass, who was an antislavery writer, demanded for independence due to the French Revolution, which led to many revolutions and uprising in the other countries against slavery. Douglass emphasized on freeing slaves and independence for the former slaves (Strayer, 816). The abolition was an attempt to at least make the countries demand for their rights and stop trading humans, so this became a good foundation for the start of feminism. During the French Revolution, women started to argue that they also deserve to have rights and should be treated equally, so many women started to rebel and demonstrate. In Asia, due to the fact that education was improving rapidly, women in China and Japan also started to ask for their rights. On the case of gender revolution in China, Qiu Jin, in the document of "An Address to Two Hundred Million Fellow Countrywomen" emphasizes on how foot binding should be abolished and how women also have the right of education (Strayer, 962).…show more content…
Technology improved vastly due to the Industrial Revolution, which started in the early modern period and extended to the modern period until now. Industrialization created an era in which technological innovations were regularly advancing, such as the build of railroads and the invention of steam engines in Europe, particularly Britain. Gradually, the economy of Europe boomed by the 19th century, and it led to influence the United States and East Asia later on. Therefore, capitalism emerged as women also came into the circle to work besides men in the factories. The visual source 17-2 on page 873 shows a family who travels through a railroad as a conviction of progression of industrialization. Consequently, industrialization is a part of improving the societies through modernizing and bringing new technological notions. Eventually, the worlds started to interact with each other and have influences on each other imperceptibly. Japan is one of the examples, which became westernize as it is shown in the visual sources 19-2 ”Illustration of Singing by the Plum Garden" and 19-3 by Japanese cartoonist Kobayashi Kiyochika on page 968-969. We can see some Japanese women who dressed up just like European ladies and the men as well as European gentlemen. Also, in Iran when Raza Shah Pahlavi ruled, he completely converted Iran to adapt into a western life. The cultural blending was not
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